Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed Friday that she is undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer — but insisted she had no plans to retire.
“On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed that lesions on my liver,” she wrote in a letter released by the High Court, CBS News reported.
Her hospitalization earlier this week for fever and chills stemmed from gall stones and was not related to cancer, she said.
And a more recent scan revealed “significant reduction of the liver lesions,” she said, adding that “the chemotherapy course [was] yielding positive results.”
She said the therapy has not limited her ability to do her job, and that she planned to continue serving.
“I often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam. I remain fully able to do that,” she concluded.
Ginsburg, 87, survived a bout of colon cancer in 1999, and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a decade later.
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